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We received a letter from VW of America describing some end-of-lease terms I don't recall when we leased our 2004 VW Touareg almost 4 years ago. Even though it has been in their shop about 20 times for warranty work and what not, they are claiming that at turn-in time, they get to do a full-on vehicle inspection plus any work they deem necessary and then ...
I have a question for Suzanne Grego because she is an auto mechanic: I am very interested in cars, and as I read Suzanne's bio, it sounded similar to my life. I learned to change my own oil & fixed a lot of problems w/ my car starting with some help from my dad (alternator, new spark plugs, brake pads,headlights, tires, etc). Now I have an office ...
When using your Female Friendly Certified Dealer Search within 10 to 20 miles from my zip code (94112)I get 0 certified dealers as my result and then the link to view dealers for each brand. I find it hard to believe that there is not one female friendly certified dealer for Ford, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Acura, and Lexus in my area. Am I doing something ...
I am experiencing issues with gear shifting. Immediately after receiving an oil change and currently, gears aren't shifting properly. It's sluggish when accelerating and briefly goes into reverse when in drive from time to time.
When purchasing a car in MD, is the sales tax calculated on the dealer's sale price or after the amount of your trade in is deducted and any rebates from the manufacturer?
I have a code p0452. I changed the fuel pressure regulator and gas cap, but it still idols rough and the check engine light will not go off even after being cleared.
I have a credit score of 620 and make less than $25,000 per year. My spouse makes $52,000 per year but his credit score is even less. Is it even possible for us to finance a car?

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